Jeffrey Epstein’s Caribbean compound — dubbed “Pedophile Island” after prosecutors alleged that the disgraced financier introduced underage ladies there to be sexually assaulted by Epstein and his associates — is in the marketplace for $125 million, The Occasions has confirmed.
Discovered within the U.S. Virgin Islands close to the southeast coast of St. Thomas, the tropical retreat consists of two islands: Nice St. James and Little St. James, the latter of which is the place the assault of minors was alleged to happen. The pair mix for 230 acres.
The itemizing is held by Bespoke Actual Property, a luxurious brokerage whose web site says the compound has “unparalleled entry to the Caribbean’s most elite actions” and gives potential patrons the possibility to maneuver in, renovate or rebuild. The brokerage had no touch upon the sale.
Epstein, a convicted intercourse offender who died by obvious suicide in a New York jail in 2019, purchased Little St. James for $7.95 million in 1998 and spent the next years turning the 70-acre unfold right into a palm-topped paradise full with a sprawling stone mansion topped with a turquoise roof, 4 visitor villas, two swimming pools, a gymnasium, tiki hut, dock and helicopter pad. Different thrives embody a life-size Holstein-Friesian cow statue.
On the fringe of the island, there’s a mysterious blue-and-white-striped constructing topped by a gold dome and two cockatiel statues. Employees on the island had been informed it was a music room full with a grand piano and acoustic partitions, however the constructing’s temple-like design has sparked intense scrutiny from conspiracy theorists who, in gentle of the allegations, declare the house may’ve been used to abuse minors delivered to the island.
FBI brokers raided the island after Epstein’s demise, and the property has turn out to be a scorching spot for vacationers, who constitution boats to get a better glimpse of the unfold that was as soon as patrolled by armed guards throughout Epstein’s time there.
Epstein purchased the neighboring island, Nice St. James, in 2016. The bigger of the 2 at roughly 160 acres, the island is much less developed with winding paths by forested hills. The spotlight is Christmas Cove, an inlet on the western coast of the property.
The proceeds of the sale will go towards the Epstein property’s decision of excellent lawsuits, in response to the Wall Road Journal, which first reported the story.
The islands are a small piece of Epstein’s country-spanning assortment of actual property, which additionally features a New Mexico ranch, Florida compound and 40-room New York mansion that offered for $51 million final yr.